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Upcoming Events

JF&CS offers a full calendar of events, lectures, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and other services each month.

Our programs offer education, information, and support for seniors, families with children, new parents, and many others in need of assistance.

For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.

Featured Events

CERS Women's Breakfast

Save the Date for the 2018 CERS Women's Breakfast.

JF&CS Benefit Honoring Barry Shrage

Save the date for the 2018 JF&CS Annual Benefit honoring Barry Shrage.

Center for Early Relationship Support®

 

Adoption Group

Join an adoption support group.

Adoption Workshop

Learn what "open" means in adoption, and how to best prepare and maintain connections in the best interest of the child and family.

MIRaCLE Moms: Parent-Child Group for Mothers in Recovery

A free,10-week support group for mothers of young children, who are in recovery from substance use disorder, to meet other parents in recovery, learn about their child’s growth and development, and find a community of support.

Evaluating Medical Risk in Domestic Infant Adoption

Join Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director of the Adoption Program at Children's Hospital Boston, for a workshop that provides information to prospective adoptive parents about medical information/biological history they may receive regarding their child.

Evening of Connection and Exploration for Preemie Parents

Join us for an evening of connection and exploration.

Sleep Conversation: How Routines Affect Sleep

Sleep is one of most talked about concerns of parents. Routines are another. But are they linked?

Mothering Without a Model Support Group

Did you grow up with a mother who was unable to provide a positive model of parenting?

Mothering after Mother Loss

This five-week support group is an opportunity for mothers of young children to explore how the loss and absence of a mother influences one’s own parenting experience as well as to receive and give support to others in the group.

Postpartum Depression Support Group - “This Isn’t What I Expected”

These groups offer the opportunity for mothers suffering from depression or anxiety to meet in a nurturing environment.

Parents of Twins, Triplets, and More

Come share the unique experiences of mothering more than one baby.

Free Groups for Parents of Newborns

Do you have a new baby? Would you like to meet other moms? New parents are invited to come with their infants.

Fragile Beginnings Phone Support Group

Free phone group for parents whose infants and children were born prematurely or have spent time in the NICU, with a special focus on navigating challenges and celebrating successes.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

The Center for Early Relationship no longer provides a weekly breastfeeding support group in partnership with the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA).

Adoption Resources Orientation - Waltham

An informational seminar and overview of our programs, costs, and options for those interested in adoptions.

Children & Adolescents

 

Sibshops

A free support group for kids ages 8-14 who have siblings with special needs.

HALO Swim and Sing

A family program model with lifeguarded swimming and professional music therapy for children with neurological and other disabilities and their families. JF&CS does not provide supervision.

Kids’ Connection Corner

A free program that provides children with autism ages 7–14 with the opportunity to participate in creative activities while making friends.

People with Disabilities

 

Adult Services Workshop

This DLS workshop aims to benefit families just entering the adult disability world, as well as being a great refresher for those already at that stage of life.

Sibshops

A free support group for kids ages 8-14 who have siblings with special needs.

HALO Swim and Sing

A family program model with lifeguarded swimming and professional music therapy for children with neurological and other disabilities and their families. JF&CS does not provide supervision.

Chaverim Shel Shalom (CSS)

A social program for Jewish adults with psychiatric challenges.

Chaverim Chaim (CC)

A social group for adults with developmental disabilities.

Older Adults

 

Art of Resilience 2018

A community celebration of the JF&CS Okonow Parkinson's Family Support program in recognition of the power of finding strength in community.

North Shore Parkinson's Support Group

Are you caring for someone with Parkinson's disease? A new Care Partner Support program is now forming on the North Shore.

Celebrate the Season: Music, Mingle & Mirth

Enjoy a fun afternoon of singing, schmoozing, and moving.

Living with Parkinson's: Education, Networking, and Support Group

We encourage anyone affected by Parkinson’s to join us.

ESL Classes for Elderly

This is a free conversational English program for Russian speaking tenants of Morville House and Symphony Towers.

Café Hakalah

A monthly gathering for Holocaust survivors. Programs include movies, musical performances, and discussions.

Bereavement Support Groups

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing offers ongoing Bereavement Support Groups that provide emotional and spiritual support for people living with loss.

Balancing Act: Alzheimer's/Related Disorders Family Support

A monthly support and discussion group for adults coping with a parent's dementia.

JF&CS Memory Café

Enjoy coffee, refreshments, and conversation with new friends in a welcoming place for people living with memory changes.

Community Services

Caring Communities Resource Network

The Caring Communities Resource Network (CCRN) supports synagogue efforts to create and sustain caring communities through synagogue and community-wide trainings, consultations, and conferences.

Journey to Safety TeenSafe Peer Leaders

TeenSafe prevents teen dating abuse in the Jewish community.

Family Table Distribution Day Schedule

Help set up the pantry, sort food donations, package orders for recipient families, and deliver to recipients.

Living with Parkinson's: Education, Networking, and Support Group

We encourage anyone affected by Parkinson’s to join us.

Bereavement Support Groups

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing offers ongoing Bereavement Support Groups that provide emotional and spiritual support for people living with loss.

Community Events

 

JF&CS Benefit Honoring Barry Shrage

Save the date for the 2018 JF&CS Annual Benefit honoring Barry Shrage.

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